Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: stocking fillers & more.

Only one more week till Christmas and here is my final Christmas gift guide! Perfect if you still have some shopping to do. All of these items are available instore and online so you can definitely get them in time. I must admit - I am only half way there with my xmas shopping and I am going to brave the shops on Monday to tick the remaining bits off my  list. 

Let's start with these lovely gift sets from Sleek. I love their products and the festive packaging is just perfect. We have the Pout 4 Perfection Set*(£12.50) and Bring On The Night*(£30.00), both part of the 3 for 2 offer at Boots!

Pout 4 Perfection*(£12.50) contains a Highlighting Palette in Solstice and a full size Matte Me Metallic Lip Cream in Roman Copper. The Bring On The Night*(£30.00) comes with an i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Vintage Romance, a Highlighting Palette in Solstice and a Blush by 3 Palette in Lace. Such a great selection!

 Next, we have some skincare treats. The Argan+ Moroccan Rose Mini Treats*(£9.50) has 4 lovely products inside: Calm & Sooth Bath Soak, Nourish & Renew Body Wash, Nourish & Soften Body Butter and a Soothing Lip Balm. I really like Argan+ products, so I would highly recommend these but also the Moroccan Spice range, as it smells incredible. You can pick up Argan+ from Waitrose.

Another product from a different brand I also adore - the Tropic Skincare Whipped Body Velvet*(£28.00). Oh my, it is so, so luxurious! It's a fluffy, rich, creamy body butter that melts into the skin for long-lasting nourishment, featuring exotic Madagascan rarabe butter and baobab oil to soften the skin, Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla extracts for an incredible scent and Beta-carotene and vitamin E to repair damage, soothe dryness and protect your skin from the harsh effects of winter weather. It's such a lovely product, I can't get enough of the scent!


 I have wanted to try Nude By Nature for ages, so I was really pleased to find these in my goodie bag from a Debenhams Christmas Dinner.  These would make amazing stocking fillers and the packaging is so lovely! I adore the rose gold touch. All of these would suit any skin tone and skin type which is fab. We have the Perfecting Primer*(£22.00), a Touch Of Glow Highlighter Stick*(£18.00) and a Shimmering Sands Loose Eyeshadow*(£15.00). Fabulous 100% cruelty-free brand, which is PETA-certified.


 And here we have some Aldi bargains! I mean - who doesn't love a Jo Malone dupe and some flavoured coffee pods, right? The candle set comes at £9.99 and I just couldn't resist picking it up as a little xmas treat. The Blackberry Bay candle smells incredible and very strong  (I already have a big version of it) and the other two smell lovely too and I can't wait to burn them. They have a huge selection of diffusers and candles in various sizes and all are basically Jo Malone dupes.

 I also picked up the flavoured coffee pods, compatible with Nespresso and they are soooo yummy! I am really impressed. Only £1.69 per pack and you will be amazed at how nice the flavour is.

 More candles, this time from Yankee Candles. This set was only £4.00 from Asda and it features four different Christmas scents - Christmas Wishes, Holiday Magic, Sparkling Holiday and Oh Christmas tree. I burn these in my Emma Bridgewater tiny candle mugs, as they fit perfectly!

Some Primark False Nails would also make a fab stocking filler. I adore their range of nails. Super affordable and the designs are gorgeous!

You can never have too many hair brushes, right? I know I keep losing mine, so a new hair brush is always welcome in my stocking. This FastDry Paddle Brush* by Scunci is only £4.00 and you can get it from Primark along with other Scunci hair tools.

 More stocking fillers! The Hershey's Set *sounds absolutely delicious and it's available from Boots at £8.00. Similar here. The Christmas Pudding* and Christmas Dinner* lip balms are £1.50 each from Primark.  And the Pepsi* one is also from Primark. Mia already claimed the Pepsi one and she pretends to drink it, haha.

 Kiko has a fantastic range of face mask to choose from, which would make great stocking fillers for a beauty addict. I adore sheet masks and gel masks, as they're hassle free and these are perfect. These are priced at £3.90 and £4.90 and you can buy them from Kiko online and from their stores.

 More beauty treats, as they make the best stocking fillers! You can't go wrong with an ultra moisturising cream from Embryolisse and these three will sort out dryness and keep your skin hydrated in the Winter. We have the Intense Smooth Radiant Complexion*(£39.00),  Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser*(£13.00) and Rich Moisturising Repair Cream*(£29.99). 

A luxurious lip gloss is also a fantastic idea and the LancomeL'Absolu range ticks all the boxes. Non sticky, hydrating and with a gorgeous shine. These cost £21.00 each, but the packaging and the formula are just lovely, so definitely worth the price tag, if you're looking for a luxurious treat.

For hair, I can't get enough of  Grow Gorgeous products. They have a fab range of treats for the scalp and hair and the Volumising Shampoo*(£15.00) and Conditioner*(£16.00) are ideal for fine hair that lacks volume and can't handle heavy products.

I would also recommend their Scalp Detox* (£28.00), Strenghtening Oil* and their Hair Density Nutrients*(£30.00) which are vegan.

 I am a big fan of the brand and if you know someone who loves luxury hair care, they will definitely appreciate these.

 Soap & Glory recently released a range of beauty bags including The Mighty Makeup Bag*. It's £13.00 and it's the perfect size for my everyday products and you can always put some lovely treats inside and make it the best present for a makeup lover!

 Last but not least, we have two stunning scarfs, which are unisex and feel super luxurious. The Jasper Conran 100% Cashmere Scarf*(£45.00) is a simple option which goes with everything,  and the Hammond & Co Prince Of Wales Checked Scarf*(£28.00) is elegant and classic but with a gorgeous pattern to make your outfit look more chic.

The full Hammond & Co range by Patrick Grant is ideal for Christmas gifting for men, but the scarfs are definitely unisex. You can buy both of these in Debehhams.



And that is it for my 2017 Christmas Gift Guides. I am not sure, if I will be taking this week off or popping a festive blog post up right before the weekend, so I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year just in case. 

Sandra xxx


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